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Erratic mouse behavior on Windows 8

  • Live Versions: 8 - 9
  • Operating System: Windows 8

Symptom

When I try to control normal parameters like Track Volume, or the Send knobs, the mouse is acting unpredictably, for example, leaping to very high values or random locations on the screen. 

Reason

Windows 8 Desktop Zoom feature allows users to view the desktop at different zoom levels however Live's GUI is not optimized to work at very large settings.

Solution

Desktop Zoom:

In Control Panel → Appearance → Display, select a zoom level of 100% or 125%.

Desktop Zoom

Windows 8 Desktop Zoom

One Scaling Level:

For Windows 8.1 users there is an additional option to apply one scaling level for all connected displays. Make sure this is checked:

 

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One Scaling Level

Absolute Mouse Mode:

If the above steps have still not fixed the problem, then please enable 'Absolute Mouse Mode' using the Options.txt file.

Please see towards the end of the above link for details on enabling this setting.

Related tags: gui system